Tag archives for Camera

  1. On this day… Zooming Camera Lenses!

    On this day in 1947, Dr. Frank Gerard Back demonstrated the first camera with a zoom feature. This feature was made possible by the invention of the “varifocal lens.”  Prior to this invention, photographers were required to move their cameras closer to their object to simulate “zoom.” Dr. Back first showed off his invention at […]

  2. Secret Formula Chroma Key Paint

    But before I spill those beans, I should you remind you about Digital Storytelling Week kicking off our back to school webinars. 8/3/09 Thinking Outside the Slide: Creating non-linear PowerPoint presentations and learning centers with Discovery Education Media 8/4/09 Digital Storytelling Made Easy: Using Discovery Education Content with Animoto and PhotoStory 8/5/09 Director’s Cut: Discovery […]

  3. Screen Ed Exodus

    Even occasional readers of this blog know that I hold the resources that Frank Guttler and Mitch Aiken have assembled for the American Film Institute’s K-12 Screen Ed program in very high regard. So, you too will probably share my sorrow on learning that the grant funded outreach has lost its funding and Frank and […]

  4. CU D.C.

    In what has become an annual summer event for me, I spent the last few days right outside of our nation’s capital at Discovery headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. As usual, it was a great opportunity to reconnect with my colleagues from both coasts, my neighbor Steve Dembo (who I almost only see when we’re […]

  5. HD Camcorders

    Help! Mostly on PC’s. I was down in Kankakee, IL this Saturday for a Day of Discovery and the team of teachers I was working with had all recently been equipped with new Sony hard drive camcorders along with some still cameras. Everything was going along just fine. I was even enjoying just popping one […]

  6. AFI Blog

    Let’s all welcome the American Film Institute’s Screen Education program to the blogosphere! While I was prepping my granddaughter for her first Halloween, they were treating themselves to their first posts. Bob Jennings wrote up an overview of AFI’s ScreenEd mission and Frank Guttler talks a little about their “Lights, Camera, Education!” program in the […]